Emmet Hollingshead

Program Assistant, Militarism and Human Rights


Emmet Hollingshead

As FCNL’s Program Assistant for Militarism and Human Rights, Emmet Hollingshead lobbies for more peaceful, ethical, and holistic U.S. foreign policy. Our international stance should not be based on military might, but on compassionate and inclusive leadership focused on mutual interests. To that end, Emmet works with members of Congress and their staff, fellow peace activists, and grassroots supporters to develop better ways for the U.S. to engage with the world.

Emmet graduated cum laude from Macalester College in 2018, where he wrote an Honors Thesis on the political structure of Iranian proxy groups. He has previously interned with Congressman Keith Ellison, given a TED talk on local governments’ actions in the international sphere, and coordinated international professional exchange programs led by the U.S. State Department.

He is a member of Pittsburgh Friends Monthly Meeting, an avid soccer player, and a newfound Washington Wizards fan.

Articles by Emmet Hollingshead

Update FCNL Welcomes Bill to Repeal the 2001 AUMF 

Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) introduced a bill to repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF). A bipartisan group of 46 representatives joined Rep. Lee to cosponsor the bill.

Background End the Blank Check for War 

Since 9/11, three different U.S. presidents have used the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) and the 2002 Iraq AUMF to justify U.S. military action across the globe without effective Congressional review. At the end of 2018, according to public records, U.S. military personnel were deployed and equipped for combat in 18 different countries.

Background Human Rights Week of Action: Interview with Diane Randall 

December 10th marked Washington, D.C.'s 10th anniversary as a Human Rights City. FCNL Program Assistant for Militarism and Human Rights, Emmet Hollingshead, recently sat down with Executive Secretary Diane Randall to discuss the importance of human rights in D.C., and what it means to live in a Human Rights City.